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Opening for Vague Limbs: Paintings by Brandon Geurts & Kate Alboreo // Performances by Viv Corringham, Jeff Surak (4/19)


Friday April 19 * 7pm * $10 * RSVP

Brandon Geurts is an artist based in Washington DC whose art uses body horror as a way to empathize. He received his Bachelors of Fine Arts at the University of Central Florida in 2013, and received his Masters of Fine Arts at the University of South Florida in 2017. He currently teaches drawing at Montgomery College, and he has worked with musicians such as Pig Destroyer, Marissa Nadler, and Melt-Banana.

Kate Alboreo is a Brooklyn-based artist whose practice draws inspiration from natural forms to highlight adaptation in the face of survival. She holds an MFA from University of South Florida,
Tampa, and taught at University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. Alboreo is currently an artist in residence at Trestle Art Projects (Brooklyn, NY), and was a resident at Benaco Arte (Sirmione, Italy) in 2017. Alboreo’s work has been shown in various galleries in Tampa, FL; Miami, FL; Brooklyn, NY; Akron, OH; Cleveland, OH; and Brescia, Italy.

Performances starting at 8pm by VIV CORRINGHAM and JEFF SURAK.

Viv Corringham is a British vocalist, improviser and sound artist based in New York, who has worked internationally since the late 1970s. Her work includes performance, installations, radio and soundwalks. She is a 2012 and 2006 McKnight Composer Fellow through American Composers Forum, and is certified to teach Deep Listening by Pauline Oliveros.  
Her work has received international recognition and been presented in twenty five countries on five continents.
She works in several established groups, in ad-hoc groupings and also as a soloist.
She has performed with Pauline Oliveros, Andrea Parkins, John Russell, Mia Zabelka, Monique Buzzarte, Gino Robair, Elliott Sharp, Lol Coxhill, Charles Hayward, Alex Ward, Al Margolis, Maggie Nicols, Eddie Prevost and Didier Petit among many others.
the extraordinary Viv Corringham, a supernaturally-gifted voice artist.

Called »the godfather of american noise« by Ukrainian MTV, Jeff Surak is a veteran experimenter from Washington DC.

Since his early recordings under the name -1348-, Surak established himself in the international hometaper underground network of the 1980s, releasing tapes on the his own Watergate Tapes imprint, along with such artists as Controlled Bleeding, F/i, and Kapotte Muziek; and collabo- rating with icons like Zan Hoffman, Crawling with Tarts, and John Hudak. At the same time Surak performed with the notorious DC area industrial band New Carrollton.

The 1990s found Surak living and performing in Russia. There he formed the group Sovmestnoye Predpriyatiye which created site specific works using found materials and sounds. At the turn of the millenium Surak created a new duo, V. which quickly blew out of the its initial framework of free improv into a unit that pushed the limits of composition, constantly reinventing itself with each recording and performance. After 11 albums in 2 years, the duo disbanded, leaving Surak to further continue explorations under his solo project called Violet. Found objects, microcassettes, damaged cds, prepared acoustic instruments, and old record players outfitted with foil are the tools of choice. Violet has collaborated with Alexei Borisov, Frans De Waard, Betrand Denzler, Michael Gendreau, Andrey Kiritchenko, Kotra, Francisco Lopez, Andreas Tilliander and many others. Since 2002 Violet has released numerous recordings in a variety of formats and has performed across the USA and Europe.

Surak also directs the annual Sonic Circuits Festival in Washington DC, presenting such artists as Faust, Merzbow, Fennesz, Magma, Jandek, Phill Niblock, Wolf Eyes, Evan Parker, Matmos, Fckn Bstrds, Andrea Parkins, Elliott Sharp and hundreds of others.